Re: OT: Old ICs for sale


JJ
 

Good info - wasn't aware of those links.
Thx Tom
Best,
John Justin

On Mon, Jun 11, 2018 at 2:17 PM, Tom Gardner <tggzzz@...> wrote:

On 11/06/18 18:50, Dennis Tillman W7PF wrote:

Hi Tom, and everyone who bids on Ebay,

There is some misunderstanding about prices on Ebay: Newbies and or
sellers with stores frequently list their items with arbitrarily high
prices. Sometimes they simply look at current listings and price
accordingly.

BUT what really matters is what these items SOLD for. To find that out
you have to look carefully through the completed listings for the auctions
that were successfully concluded.
Indeed, but care isn't needed: just select "sold listings" :)

There are a couple of other useful tools for buyers:

- to find out what an "or best offer" actually sold for, use
http://www.watchcount.com/ and paste in the item's number (as found
buried in the URL)

- to find out what offers a seller has accepted/rejected, use
https://www.goofbid.com/ebay_best_offers_tool.html# with the seller's name

That will tell you the true price the market thinks this is worth.

If there is an outlier in the completed auctions that sold for a truly
outrageous price you have to look at the bidding that took place. It was
probably between two newbies that didn't understand how Ebay works and they
kept outbidding each other by a few dollars each time. If you are a seller
you always hope your item will be bid up by newbies to absurd prices. It is
lots of fun to watch one of these bidding wars take place and wonder where
it will end.
Try watching the live online auctions!

Dennis Tillman W7PF

-----Original Message-----
From: Tom Gardner Sent: Monday, June 11, 2018 12:43 AM

On 11/06/18 05:19, G Hopper wrote:

I suppose that for $55 there probably is some value in that offering
even if some of the chips are dead. I do have to chuckle since I have
some of the same stuff as NOS in my parts drawers and amongst the
boxes I've inherited from others. Never really considered the
possibility that any of it had value. "There's gold in them there
drawers!!!!"

Perhaps more than you might think - and they don't even have to be
unused. Look at the fleabay prices for "mustard capacitors" and
"germanium transistor"




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